The Mac Weekly

MCSG Overseer: FFM’s referendum on divestment gets go-ahead

April 18, 2019

This week’s MCSG meeting began with a vote on Fossil Free Mac’s proposed student referendum. The referendum will add a question to the ballot for MCSG’s student representative election next week and students will be able to...

MCSG Overseer: Fossil Free considers referendum on divestment

February 7, 2019

This week’s MCSG meeting featured a presentation from Emma Harrison ’21, Emily McPhillips ’19 and Sasha Lewis-Norelle ’21 of Fossil Free Mac (FFM) – a student organization urging Macalester to divest from the fossil fu...

After midterm elections, climate fight becomes more urgent

November 9, 2018

In the Tuesday midterm elections, Democrats gained control of the US House and Republicans strengthened their majority in the Senate. It remains to be seen what this new balance of power will mean for U.S. climate policy over th...

A Crucial Step for the Partial Divestment Proposal

April 26, 2018

On the fifth of April, Fossil Free Mac heard back from Macalester’s Social Responsibility Committee (SRC) and President Brian Rosenberg regarding our proposal to place a moratorium on the $40 million the college endowment in...

Divestment proposal recommended by SRC, will go to Trustees

April 19, 2018

After several months of deliberation, the Social Responsibility Committee (SRC) has unanimously voted to recommend Fossil Free Mac’s (FFM) proposal of a moratorium on the college’s direct private partnerships with oil and ga...

Fossil Free Mac changes tactics in fight for divestment

April 14, 2017

Building off a successful engagement during the Board of Trustees’ (BoT) visit to campus last semester, Macalester’s student divestment organization, Fossil Free Mac (FFM) will meet with the BoT’s Student Life Committee in...

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